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This clear, full-color edition of the original classic provides riders three-time Olympian and five-time US National Champion Jim Wofford's proven system for teaching horses to jump and for improving any jumping horses performance.

Wofford explains how horses that are taught to jump using a gymnastic system soon become confident and efficient over fences. He carefully details how to train young horses using gymnasticsclearly illustrating how to set up each grid. He also provides a systematic sequence explaining which gymnastic to use when, depending on the horses level of training and the riders focus, whether cross-country or show jumping. In addition, specific exercises are given to help correct existing bad jumping habits in horses such as refusals, run-outs, or improper striding.

James Wofford is a three-time Olympian and one of the best-known eventing trainers in the world today. In 2000, Wofford was listed by the Chronicle of the Horse as one of the 50 Most Influential Horseman of the 20th Century, and he is a Hall of Fame inductee of both the United States Eventing Association and Culver Military Academy, which he attended. Wofford is the author of Training the 3-Day Event Horse and Rider; Gymnastics: Systematic Training for Jumping Horses; Modern Gymnastics; Take a Good Look Around; 101 Eventing Tips.


  • Paperback
  • 112 pages
  • Color photos and diagrams throughout